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Historic Stave Falls reopens to visitors

MISSION – BC Hydro’s historic Stave Falls Visitor Centre is now open to the public for the season until Oct. 20, 2013.

The centre shows the important role that British Columbia’s hydroelectric development played in the history and landscape of the Stave Valley, beginning in 1909, when the Western Canada Power Company Limited began constructing the power plant at Stave Falls.

The 101 year-old power house – a designated Canadian National Heritage Site – offers the public and schools guided and self-guided tours. It also houses a 50-seat theatre and a gift shop.

Inside the centre, there are interactive games and historic displays that tell the story of how power has helped build British Columbia. The inner workings of the power house’s original 1912 mechanical and electrical components are also on display.

The visitor centre is located in the Fraser Valley 65 kilometres east of Vancouver and is adjacent to the Hayward Lake Recreation Area.

The Stave Falls Visitor Centre is one of BC Hydro’s four visitor centres in B.C. To contact the Stave Falls Visitor Centre or to book a tour, please phone 604.462.1222. The building is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

About BC Hydro

BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable power to British Columbians for more than 50 years while maintaining among the lowest rates in North America. BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation that serves 1.9 million customers and invests in the electrical system and in energy conservation to deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity for today’s customers and for generations to come.


For more information please contact:

BC Hydro Media Relations
p. 604.928.6468